Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes providing women’s health services, maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. State Announces Protect Our Neighbors Phase

    (July 8, 2020) Governor Jared Polis recently released information regarding the Protect Our Neighbors phase that applications will open for this week. Read on...
  2. Public Health Announces New Case Related to Previous Positive and Linked to Area Subcontractor

    (July 8, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- San Miguel County Public Health has confirmed one new COVID-19 case (51 year-old male) for a Montrose resident that is related to a previous positive, and linked to additional positives within the same company. Read on...
  3. July 4th Update – Public Health Announces Two New COVID-19 Cases

    (July 4, 2020) Public Health has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases that are unrelated to previous cases. A 20 year-old male and a 43 year-old male both tested positive, bringing the total number of cases to 41 with 8 active cases. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan